Ford Motor Company has commenced the production of its all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid which is the first hybrid electric car built and sold by the company in Europe. The all-new model is produced at Ford’s state-of-the-art plant in Valencia, Spain. The all-new Ford Mondeo Hybrid is available in England from December a four-door saloon from only £24,995 (Around 24.3 Lakhs) which is the same as its 2.0-litre diesel Mondeo Titanium Powershift five-door equivalent.
The Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery for 67.3 mpg (combined), reaching 100.9 mpg for urban driving and 99 g/km CO2 emissions. “The Ford Mondeo Hybrid offers consumers the best of both worlds: the enhanced efficiency and reduced emissions of electric power, and the range and performance of a traditional powertrain,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “With a range of Ford vehicles that also includes the Focus Electric, as well as fuel-efficient ECOnetic diesel and EcoBoost models, our customers will soon have more options than ever to optimise running costs.”
The widest-ever range of powertrains for Mondeo includes Ford’s new 1.5?litre EcoBoost petrol and enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel. The Mondeo Hybrid offers pricing competitive with Mondeo diesel powertrain variants, delivering on Ford’s promise to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the power of choice. In the U.S., Ford is the second largest manufacturer of hybrids, having already produced a total of 400,000 vehicles since their introduction. First launched in 1993, Mondeo has since found homes with more than 1.4 million customers across the UK only.